Tweet Business of the Day: Cherry Tree Soaps

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Tweet Business of the Day: Cherry Tree Soaps

Who: Kristine Bessell, 29, @cherrytreesoaps

What: A line of homemade soaps for sensitive skin

When: 2010

How: Bessell had always suffered from having dry, sensitive skin, but noticed the problem worsened while pregnant with her first child in 2008.

"Nothing seemed to help my skin. But it wasn't until my son started showing signs of having dry skin that I started researching homemade soaps, bath and body products. After a year of research, testing and re-testing, I came up with some nice homemade soaps."

After finding a few recipes she was happy with, Bessell began gifting her soaps to friends and family, who then encouraged her to start her own business.

Where: Amherst, N.Y.

In her own words: "I put love and care into each product, and make everything myself. It’s for people who are looking for more natural products that don't dry their skin."